Richard K. Root, MD; Cathryn L. Nation, MD
In July of 1989, New York State implemented strict limitations on in-hospital on-call time for residents in training to 80 hours per week for all but the surgical specialties. For the past 3 years the California State legislature has considered bills to similarly limit on-call hours for housestaff, an action strongly supported by an active statewide housestaff union. In 1992, the United Kingdom will initiate steps to limit the in-hospital time of its house physicians and registrars to 72 hours per week. These actions have occurred largely because of public concerns about the impact of excessively long training hours on
Root RK, Nation CL. Legislated Limits for Housestaff Training. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:694–696. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-8-694
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(8):694-696.
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